NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 04: A cyclist rides in Central Park on April 4, 2011 in New York City. Central Park, long a center point to Manhattan`s burgeoning cycling community, has become ground zero of a battle between the New York Police Department (NYPD) and riders as the police have begun issuing tickets to cyclists for both speeding and not stopping at traffic lights. The NYPD has issued 230 tickets to cyclists for over $200 between Jan. 1 and March 15 of this year. The riders are beginning to fight back with a Facebook group and appeals to New York`s Mayor Michael Bloomberg to set traffic lights to “blinking yellow” during off-peak hours. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Photo: Spencer Platt/2011 Getty Images
The Daily News hit Central Park the other day, and in short time found numerous cyclists whizzing by in excess of the 25-mile-per-hour speed limit. Zooming through a red light is certainly a different story. But with respect to speeding in the park, outgoing Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe does not appear so concerned.“If you find a few people going over the speed limit, it’s not a huge problem,” he said. “The cyclists themselves have to be good citizens. To be going 25, 30 [mph] downhill is not that unusual.” In other words, riders, govern yourselvesaccordingly.
Sean Lawler, Trump’s chief of protocol, has quit just ahead of his trip to Japan and Korea. His departure comes as he faced a possible investigation into accusations of carrying a whip around the office and otherwise intimidating staff. https://t.co/MMSl1SFMMu
Turbulence at the top of the immigration bureaucracy amid the crisis on the ground
Acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner John Sanders is resigning, he said in a message sent to agency employees Tuesday, amid the dramatic increase in the number of undocumented migrants crossing the border and a fight over how to address it.
“Although I will leave it to you to determine whether I was successful, I can unequivocally say that helping support the amazing men and women of CBP has been the most fulfilling and satisfying opportunity of my career,” Sander writes. His resignation is effective July 5.
Sanders assumed the post after Kevin McAleenan, the former commissioner, moved up to fill the role of acting Department of Homeland Security secretary in the wake of Kirstjen Nielsen’s ouster this spring. In his role, Sanders has overseen the agency charged with protecting the nation’s border at a time when illegal crossings have hit record levels.
This is the place with no toothbrushes, toothpaste or soap
Breaking on @MSNBC: NBC’s Gabe Gutierrez reports 100 migrant children moved out of the Clint, Texas Border Patrol facility, a facility described as “appalling,” have been moved back into that facility. It is unclear where the other children moved out of that facility have gone.
Trump’s cruelty on immigration appears to be having an unintended effect
Well, it was a nice run
President Donald Trump’s honeymoon period with Mick Mulvaney is coming to an end.
In recent weeks, Trump has been snapping at his acting chief of staff with some frequency, and expressing greater frustration with him than usual, according to four current and former senior administration officials.
Trump has long said that he prefers the flexibility offered by temporary titles, but Mulvaney’s ongoing “acting” status underscores the uphill battle he faces as Trump’s third chief of staff in less than two-and-a-half years. While Mulvaney is not in danger of losing his job any time soon, officials stressed, Trump’s treatment of him still signals to aides the slow deterioration of their relationship has begun.